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2014-03-18
March 18: Marilla Marks Ricker

“The greatest danger which confronts our nation today is not political but religious,” said Ricker. “You cannot have free schools, free speech and a free press where the mind is not free.”

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2011-06-04
June 4: Religion and Women's Rights

Churches sometimes end up on the wining side after the battle has been won by Freethinkers!

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2011-05-15
May 15: Votes for Women

A husband could beat his wife, or sell her, take all her property and her children. Down to the 19th century, women were denied the vote because the law specified only men.

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2010-12-25
December 25: Clara Barton

The Dictionary of American Biography admits of Barton that "she ... was never a Church member."

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2010-12-13
December 13: William Lloyd Garrison

"All Christendom professes to receive the Bible as the word of God, and what does it avail?"

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March 24: William Morris (1834)

It was on this date, March 24, 1834, that English poet, artist, writer, and libertarian socialist William Morris was born in Walthamstow. As a youth he was an avid reader and at Oxford he was a zealous student of theology, ecclesiastical history medieval poetry and art. From there he was expected to join the Roman […]



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